Down a peaceful country lane in bucolic North Haven sits this elegant, brilliantly designed home, the most recent new construction from an artisanal East End builder. Every detail of this brand-new cedar-shingled Hamptons classic has been carefully considered for the discerning buyer combining transitional modern elements while paying homage to Sag Harbor’s tradition. Fine details abound, from the intuitive floor plan to the sophisticated materials to the expansive outdoor entertaining area in a sprawling green backyard, surrounded by a natural flowing hedge of native evergreens. The pool has an ample bluestone patio that connects the living room and kitchen to several outdoor living spaces. There’s also a separate garage.
Inside, there are 6 airy bedrooms, all ensuite, with approximately 3,000 SF of luxury living space above ground, plus another 1200 SF of entertainment and living space in the lofty lower level. All of this is within easy reach of Sag Harbor Village yet in a secluded world all its own, abutting a quiet wooded lot. Thoughtfully crafted & inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian aesthetics, a new finely built yet highly functional forever home arises at 27 Sunset Road.
Light cascades down the stairs into the front entryway and there’s the private junior primary suite on the main floor which doubles as a luxe library and/or office space. The sunny, spacious living room with a high wood-paneled ceiling features a Rumford fireplace, an historic and energy-efficient design. Opting for open plan or more privacy is made possible with the custom-made pocket doors which seamlessly separate the calm living room from the kitchen. With fine handmade cabinetry throughout, this fully loaded kitchen has a washed oak island with marble countertops, and a delightful coffee suite. There’s a built-in serving area for the open dining room: the flow of hosting here is a breeze. Tasteful lighting throughout sets just the right tone. Beyond is a convenient mudroom entrance with its own “pool bath” done in terrazzo and wood, easily accessible to the outside entertainment zone.
Ascend a windowed stairwell to the upper level and 4 lofted en-suite bedrooms, including an irresistible resort-style primary. Calacatta marble mosaic floors and hand-plastered walls, and a whitewashed oak vanity across from the generous walk-in custom closet makes the primary bath feel like a smart dressing area. Slide the glass doors open and step out onto the sweet Juliet balcony for a view of the pool, the evergreen yard and take a breath of fresh air. Plenty of closets are found in each bedroom, as well as a dedicated linen closet in the common area.
Beadboard walls lead down a light-filled stairway to a truly fantastic lower level. There’s a full and flexible home gym to accommodate any kind of workout or equipment, plus room for an infrared sauna. Maxed out media den with a wet bar and a second Rumford fireplace for cozy movie nights. The gym and media room have a dedicated powder room which promises privacy for the 6th ensuite bedroom. It’s flooded with light and boasts a wonderful view of the sunken garden. No soffits can be seen anywhere, as all mechanicals are well hidden, a rare and well-considered design element which creates a spacious and calm feeling throughout the home. In a delightful surprise, there are ample views of blue sky beyond the sunken gardens planted within the separate plaza entrance, which connects to the pool area above.
The attention to detail is fully expressed outside. An extensive bluestone patio with room for chaise lounges links the living room to the outdoor entertainment zone. The 18 x 40 foot saltwater Gunite pool sparkles, and alfresco dining area is a showstopper: a shaded pergola with integrated stone serving station and wet bar and room for the grill. Outdoor shower too, and a link for a fire pit in yet another sitting area. Notably, the pool has a natural apron of creeping phlox flowers, a beautiful and practical feature. Specimen trees abound, like the colorful mature Katsura tree which is the focal point of the backyard experience at the far end of the pool. Dark fencing, three kinds of evergreens, lots of lavender, butterfly bushes, five flowering cherry trees: all a natural hallmark of coveted North Haven, one of the Hamptons’ historically most pastoral spots, still being rediscovered for its tranquil beauty.
Clean and grand, spacious yet concise, 27 Sunset Road makes a lasting impression. Meticulously crafted by one of the finest luxury builders around, Pape Construction, this house is true to their brand; everything has its place, there is plenty of privacy but with a sense of openness. This is the one. Must be seen in person.
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